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Billy Bray's Grave at Approx 4m South of Baldhu Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2464 / 50°14'46"N

Longitude: -5.1262 / 5°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 177209

OS Northings: 43165

OS Grid: SW772431

Mapcode National: GBR Z9.ZLKL

Mapcode Global: FRA 084C.YHT

Entry Name: Billy Bray's Grave at Approx 4m South of Baldhu Church

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63413

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Highertown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 74 SE KEA

1/129 Billy Bray's Grave at approx 4m
south of Baldhu Church

II


Grave with memorial obelisk. Finely dressed granite. Circa late C19 to Billy Bray,
died 1868. Rectangular grave with low chamfered border, and with obelisk on
inscribed pedestal with moulded base and cornice at west end. Inscription in incised
thick grotesque lettering to east, north and south.
East inscription: IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM BETTER KNOWN AS BILLY BRAY WHO DIED AT
TWELVEHEADS, MAY 25TH 1868 AGED 73 YEARS.
South inscription: BY HIS SANCTIFIED WIT, CHRISTIAN SIMPLICITY, FERVENT FAITH AND
MANY SELF-DENYING LABOURS, HE COMMENDED HIMSELF TO A WIDE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WHILE
LIVING, AND THE PUBLISHED RECORD SINCE HIS DEATH OF HIS MEMORABLE SAYINGS AND DOINGS
HAS MADE HIS NAME FAMILIAR AS A HOUSEHOLD WORD IN OUR OWN AND OTHER LANDS.
North inscription: HE WAS A LOCAL PREACHER WITH THE BIBLE CHRISTIANS FORTY-THREE
YEARS.
Alongside is grave to Sarah, wife of James Bray.


Listing NGR: SW7720943165

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